With the huge news that two Halloween sequels are coming in 2020 and 2021 we are going to look at some of the new writers for the projects.
Director David Gordon Green has been confirmed as co-writer of Halloween Kills most notably alongside Scott Teems and once again Danny McBride.
When McBride and Gordon Green first started worked on ‘Halloween (2018)’ it was stated that they wanted to film back-to-back sequels to the 1978 original; so it will be interesting to see how much of these ideas are carried through in Halloween Kills.
Most notable by his absence on both scripts is co-writer of Halloween (2018), Jeff Fradley.
Teems’ name was on every Halloween fans’ lips a few months back when it was announced he would be writing a treatment for the sequel which at this time didn’t have Gordon Green, Jamie Lee Curtis or John Carpenter attached to it.
Teems’ writing credits are quite minimal at this stage with 8 episodes of TV series Rectify, an episode of Netflix gangster drama Narcos plus two short film screenplays plus a screenplay for a film ‘That Evening Sun’ which he also directed back in 2009.
For Halloween Ends, David Gordon Green is again co-writing alongside new duo Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier.
Blumhouse has a reputation for giving largely unknown writers and directors their breaks in the industry and this appears to be the case with these writers.
Interestingly Logan was the writer of a previous Gordon Green film, 2014’s Manglehorn which starred Al Pacino and has just one other short film to his name at this time.
Bernier comes from a mainly television background with one writing credit for The House: A Hulu Halloween Anthology, a limited series from 2017.
He produced 7 episodes of that series plus five episodes of mini-series The Driver.
So what do you think about the writing teams of Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends? Let us know in the comments.